Bill McKibben, a contributing writer to
The New Yorker
, is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. His latest book is “
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
” He writes
The Climate Crisis
The New Yorker’s
newsletter on the environment.
Hiroshima, Kyoto, and the Bombs of Climate Change
The Japanese cities are symbols of the greatest threats that humanity has ever faced: nuclear weapons and global warming. What makes those threats different? By Bill McKibben April 27, 2018
The Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels Gains Momentum
Time and again, the petroleum industry has used its political might to stymie global action on climate change. Now cities and states have become the new battleground. By Bill McKibben December 21, 2017
Nebraska Sort of Approves the Keystone Pipeline
On the back of the Keystone fight, an entire new front in the climate fight has emerged. By Bill McKibben November 20, 2017
Why Governor Jerry Brown Was Booed at the Bonn Climate Summit
For all their tough-on-carbon rhetoric, Brown and other leaders are ignoring a key component of the fight against global warming. By Bill McKibben November 13, 2017
I Went All the Way to the Alaskan Wilderness to Escape Donald Trump, But You Don’t Have To
Many of us feel the need for a mental hideout from the President. Fortunately, any place without Internet will do. By Bill McKibben September 7, 2017
The Race to Solar-Power Africa
American startups are competing to bring electricity to communities that remain off the grid. By Bill McKibben June 19, 2017
Trump’s Pipeline and America’s Shame
By ordering construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline to resume, the President is participating in one of this country’s oldest traditions—repressing Native Americans. By Bill McKibben February 8, 2017
A Bad Day for the Environment, with Many More to Come
Under Trump, we are about to witness the steady demolition of fifty years’ worth of environmental protections. By Bill McKibben January 24, 2017
A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past
This weekend, hundreds of Native Americans gathered to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say will contaminate the water at a nearby Sioux reservation. By Bill McKibben September 6, 2016
Exxon, Keystone, and the Turn Against Fossil Fuels
Inevitability was their shield, but no longer. By Bill McKibben November 6, 2015 Sections News & Politics Culture Business, Science & Tech Humor Cartoons Books & Fiction Magazine Photography Video Podcasts More Newsletters About Careers Contact FAQ Media Kit Press Accessibility Help
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